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Buck
03-19-2010, 11:16 AM
What are the advantages of a rear loaded horn enclosure over a regular ported box?

mobeious
03-19-2010, 11:17 AM
did u ever build the bandpass?

Buck
03-19-2010, 11:18 AM
did u ever build the bandpass?

I did for the 8"s.

Buck
03-19-2010, 11:38 AM
I know somebody knows about this...

Buck
03-19-2010, 11:59 AM
:crap:

O.G. D-Wet
03-19-2010, 12:10 PM
I'm curious as well. good post

Buck
03-19-2010, 12:49 PM
This is what Pete at PWK said:


None. Just like there are no advantages of a bass-reflex (ported) box over a rear-loaded horn. Depending on the enclosure’s surrounding environment, woofer parameters, target response, and target listening point, one alignment may perform better than the other. And those just two options. Again, depending on the above stated variables, a transmission line may outperform both bass-reflex and a rear loading horn. Perhaps a 4th, 6th, or 8th order bandpass, perhaps a tapped transmission line, front-loading horn, tapped horn, aperiodic bass-reflex, Voigt pipe, etc…



Pete

Buck
03-19-2010, 02:11 PM
bump

Buck
03-19-2010, 02:51 PM
bump

SSS 18734
03-19-2010, 02:56 PM
Higher efficiency across a greater portion of the audio spectrum. Instead of being tuned to a single frequency, horn-loaded enclosures are essentially tuned to every frequency before the drop-off point. Very desirable in SR applications.

They also typically can't get as low as a ported box given limited space.

Buck
03-19-2010, 02:59 PM
Higher efficiency across a greater portion of the audio spectrum. Instead of being tuned to a single frequency, horn-loaded enclosures are essentially tuned to every frequency before the drop-off point. Very desirable in SR applications.

They also typically can't get as low as a ported box given limited space.

:(

But you could design it to hit as low?

Buck
03-19-2010, 03:55 PM
bump

Pyro_By_Nature
03-19-2010, 04:44 PM
You can achieve a flatter freq. response, greater cone control/mechanical power handling, and more output over a certain range. Very efficient boxes. They play lows, but don't have the bloated low end most people like. The tonal quality can be great though.

This is given they are designed properly in the right application.

JimJ
03-19-2010, 05:02 PM
None. Just like there are no advantages of a bass-reflex (ported) box over a rear-loaded horn. Depending on the enclosure’s surrounding environment, woofer parameters, target response, and target listening point, one alignment may perform better than the other. And those just two options. Again, depending on the above stated variables, a transmission line may outperform both bass-reflex and a rear loading horn. Perhaps a 4th, 6th, or 8th order bandpass, perhaps a tapped transmission line, front-loading horn, tapped horn, aperiodic bass-reflex, Voigt pipe, etc…



Pete

Is it just me, or does that make no sense?

Buck
03-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Is it just me, or does that make no sense?

Ya, that made no sense to me either. I have no idea where he is coming from nor what he is trying to tell me.

rival904
03-20-2010, 05:37 PM
hes trying say a box that performs well in the trunk of car, wont do as good in the back of a SUV

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Buck
03-29-2010, 10:34 AM
hes trying say a box that performs well in the trunk of car, wont do as good in the back of a SUV

t

How in the hell did you figure that out?

Jroo
03-29-2010, 11:22 AM
he used a bunch of words to say that he picks a box based on the car and the response you want. He wont say one box is better than another until he knows what you are placing the box in.

Buck
03-29-2010, 11:44 AM
he used a bunch of words to say that he picks a box based on the car and the response you want. He wont say one box is better than another until he knows what you are placing the box in.

Ok gotcha. My mind couldn't decipher what he was trying to say.

Buck
03-30-2010, 11:18 AM
My question still stands; there has to be some sort of difference between the two.

Buck
03-30-2010, 02:36 PM
bump

rival904
03-30-2010, 04:02 PM
I suggest you read

Peter W. Kulicki WorkBlog - (http://pwkdesigns.com/blog/static.php?page=static080908-152024)

then read

Peter W. Kulicki WorkBlog - (http://pwkdesigns.com/blog/static.php?page=static080908-152508)